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June 24, 2012
Minot Daily News

AVOIDING A MESS Gov. Jack Dalrymple did the right thing in appointing a temporary member of the Public Service Commission. Bonny Fetch, a state administrative law judge, will fill the position vacated by Tony Clark, who left the PSC to accept a federal regulatory job in?Washington, D.C. Dalrymple did discuss the job with Randy Christmann, who is running for the position against Brad Crabtree. With the passing of Measure 1, Dalrymple could have appointed Christmann, a state legislator, to the position. That would have created an awkward situation, with Christmann running for a job that he already held, and putting Crabtree at something of a disadvantage because he would have been running against an incumbent. By appointing Fetch, that whole potential mess has been avoided. Fetch will fill the seat until Christmann or Crabtree wins the election in November and takes over in?January, which will be the best situation for all involved.



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